Biting cold paralyses normal life

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jan 2019 10:18:05


 

Staff Reporter,

INDUCED effect of snowfall in northern region and chilly winds blowing from north are keeping temperature below normal range. Mercury is recorded between 5 and 6 degrees Celsius. Biting cold has thrown normal life out of gear. Extremely cold conditions are proving dear to poor and homeless people. Labour class people, rickshaw pullers and beggars, who have to spend nights under open sky, have been facing difficulties in protecting themselves from biting cold. Though chilly winds have plummeted both day and night temperature but it makes life difficult during night.


Cold weather conditions are forcing people to drape themselves day and night in heavy woollen clothes. Sun gives much-needed respite from biting cold for a few hours during afternoon. Minimum temperature on Tuesday was recorded at 5.6 degrees Celsius, which was below three degrees to normal range, while maximum temperature was recorded at 25.0 degrees Celsius, which was plus one degree Celsius to normal temperature. Humidity in the morning was 83 per cent, while in the evening it was 30 per cent.


Last year, minimum temperature on the day was 9.6 degrees Celsius and maximum was 24.1 degrees Celsius.
Looking into extreme cold conditions, various social and voluntary organisations have demanded the Jabalpur Municipal Corporation to ensure better bonfire arrangements at all public places like squares, railway stations, bus stands, rickshaw stands, shelter homes (rain baseras), banks of Narmada so that poor people could beat the cold and stay protected. Spokesman of Weather Department informed that cold conditions will persist for few more days as wintry winds will continue to blow.